Basic Material Dividend Stocks With Highest Short Float Ratio Researched By Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Basic material stocks have a higher volatility, especially in times of cyclic economic growth. Investors could benefit from these fluctuations.
At the stock markets are 601 companies linked to the sector with a total market capitalization of USD 275.1 trillion. The average sector yield amounts to 3.19 percent and the average P/E ratio is 14.45. The highest dividend paying industries are nonmetallic mineral mining and oil and gas pipelines.
I screened the sector by dividend stocks with the highest amount of short selling stocks, measured by the float short ratio. The ratio shows how many stocks are shorted by investors. Companies with a high ratio of float short have a little upside potential if investors need to close their short position. Nine dividend stocks from the basic material sector have a float short ratio of more than 25 percent.
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Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 11.68 and forward P/E ratio is 9.83. The dividend yield has a value of 2.16 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.63 and price to sales ratio 1.80. The operating margin amounts to 18.61 percent and the beta ratio is 1.55. The average stock is shorted by 33.54 percent.
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